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The object is a miniature oil lamp featuring the Lincoln Drape, a pressed glass design. Along its base, an alternating semicircle and medallion pattern is present. A teardrop pattern appears above the medallions. Supposedly the design featured on the glass is representative of the black crepe that adorned Abraham Lincoln's casket and hearse, although this theory cannot be corroborated.
Remembering Lincoln. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/890 (accessed January 30, 2020).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 1/2 inches (height)
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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